Courts and Crime

PORTLAND, Maine - A couple is due in federal court in Maine for a detention hearing related to their indictment on charges of using Chinese nationals in a sex-trafficking operation.

PORTLAND, Maine - A judge has rejected motions to dismiss charges against a Maine sailboat captain who is charged in the death of a crew member who jumped overboard.

Willis Ryder Arnold / Maine Public

There is a new development in the missing toddler case that caused the largest and most costly police investigation in Maine's history.

PORTLAND, Maine - A New Hampshire husband and wife accused of using Chinese nationals in a sex-trafficking operation in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont are due in court.

The attorney for a man who spent weeks at the Cumberland County Jail after being placed under state care for mental illness has filed a motion for contempt against the acting commissioner of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.

People across Maine are now able to text 911 messages.

Maine's high court has upheld a lower court ruling imposing more than a half-million dollar penalty on the owner of a Portland apartment building because of a number of uncorrected fire, electrical and life safety violations that the court says posed immediate threats to the safety and health of the owner's tenants.

Patty Wight / Maine Public

PORTLAND, Maine - A Maine activist who accused an orphanage founder in Haiti of being a serial pedophile is asking the state Supreme Court to dismiss a defamation lawsuit.

Richard Vogel / Associated Press File

Maine will receive more than $612,000 as part of a nationwide settlement with Uber announced today by the Maine attorney general’s office.

AUGUSTA, Maine - A teenager who fatally stabbed her parents and pet dog faces up to 55 years when she's sentenced.

York County Jail via AP file

ALFRED, Maine - A defrocked Roman Catholic priest who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing an altar boy in Massachusetts has been convicted of abusing another boy in Maine in the 1980s.

A man from Merrimack, New Hampshire was shot and killed by a police officer in Old Town early Thursday morning.

York County Jail / via The Associated Press

ALFRED, Maine - A former priest accused of sexually abusing two boys in Maine in the 1980s has chosen not to testify at his trial.

ALFRED, Maine  - A man says a defrocked priest on trial in Maine began sexually abusing him when he was about 9 years old.

WISCASSET, Maine - A judge has suspended a jail sentence for a Maine teacher who pleaded guilty to shoplifting after winning a $1 million teaching prize.